- Over 173 members of various opposition parties have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress in Toungo local government area of Adamawa state
- According to the defectors, they defected to the APC because of Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindo
- The defectors also promised to cast their ballots for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election
As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, over 173 members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and others have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the defectors from Toungo local government area of the state pledged their loyalty to APC because of Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindo.
Legit.ng gathers that the defectors from the opposition parties said Jibrilla has developed their local government area.
They promised to cast their ballots for President Muhammadu Buhari, whom they commended for awarding the Mayobelwa Toungo road.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that about 2,509 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, January 28, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sandamu local government area of Katsina state.
Governor Aminu Masari received the defectors in Sandamu during his electioneering campaign in the area.
He said his administration would soon embark on general renovation of Sandamu general hospital and construct township roads across eleven electoral wards in the area.
Masari said his administration had executed numerous development projects including 40km Fago-Katsayal-Kwasarawa-Jirdede-Koza road. He said that the roads linked communities in the area with those in Maiadua local government area.
Earlier, the state APC chairman, Malam Shitu Masalaha, described the defectors as wise men who chose to join the bandwagon of salvation and transformation.
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He assured them that they would be treated as full members of the party, with all the rights and privileges due to all APC members.
Malam Sani Sabo, who addressed party supporters on behalf of the defectors, assured the APC that their decision to join the ruling party was not attached to any condition, but were motivated by the superb performance of the APC-led government across tiers of government.
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